Tag Archives: StillLife

Never Sour of this Tower of Dutch Flower Power

Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (alt. Huijsum), the son of the flower painter Justus van Huysum, was born on 15th April 1682.  Jan is considered to be both a skilled still life and landscape painter. Half of his pictures in … Continue reading

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The everlasting truth and loyal love of the gift of Fantin-Latour

French painter and lithographer Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour was born on 14th January, 1836 in Grenoble, Isère, France.  The son of an artist, young Henri took drawing lessons from his father before entering the Ecole de Dessin, in 1850 … Continue reading

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Still life suspended in animation

Spanish Baroque painter and pioneer of realism, Fray Juan Sanchez Cotán was born on June 25, 1560 at Orgaz, La Mancha and studied at Toledo under little known Mannerist style painter Blas del Prado who was famous for his still … Continue reading

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Which do you prefer – Still life or distilled life?

So what does alcohol and art have in common? Well, in some cases, some people may need enough alcohol to appreciate art, but in this case, I saw the absolute opposite. Within the walls of the museum of Locke’s distillery, … Continue reading

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Still Life in a Red Room

Scottish artist Robert MacBryde (1913–1966) was a still-life, figure painter and a theatre set designer. Born in Maybole, MacBryde worked in a factory for 5 years after leaving school until he enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art from 1932-1937.  … Continue reading

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Compare the pair #6 Trolley Wallies

Can you spot the difference? One is considered art and the other is not. For example, both involve abandoned supermarket trolleys. If nothing else, both examples could be seen as a form of ‘still life’. However, the first example is … Continue reading

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